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A coalition of medical organizations representing over half of American physicians launched a campaign yesterday to alert policymakers and the public to the dangers climate change presents to public health. “Doctors in every part of our country see that c…
03.24 / 06:22
newamericamedia.org
The European Union and the United Kingdom will join their forces together to help South Sudan fight famine. The European Commission has announced an emergency package of €82m to help South Sudan tackle – what the UN described as – a “man-made” famine in an oil-rich economy. The money provided by the EU will supplement [R…
03.24 / 06:07
eubulletin.com
A process that allows to clean waters containing heavy metals and organic compounds considered pollutants has been developed using a new adsorbent material made from the peels of fruits such as oranges and grapefruits.…
03.24 / 04:05
eurasiareview.com
They competed in the first World Smarts STEM Challenge. We got to know the team that worked on a water purifier using neem leaves and ...…
03.24 / 03:41
npr.org
On the eve of this year's Earth hour (25 March), researchers propose a solution in the journal Science for the global economy to rapidly reduce carbon emissions. The authors argue a carbon roadmap, driven by a simple rule of thumb or "carbon law" of halving emissions every decade, could catalyse disruptive…
03.24 / 03:41
phys.org
Among ecologists, carbon gets all the glory. Scientists examine its critical role in plant growth and decay, they chart its contributions to greenhouse gases, and they measure its sequestration in earth, sea, and…
03.24 / 03:41
phys.org
Media Matters has an amazing and rather depressing report out on the way broadcast media in the US covered climate change. I’m going to give you a handful of bullet points that reflect only some of the results of this detailed study, then you go read it. Bottom line: Coverage in 2016 was a…
03.24 / 03:29
scienceblogs.com
A master plan to restore much of the Los Cerritos Wetlands while moving and modernizing oil operations there has moved a little closer to final decision…
03.24 / 03:23
gazettes.com
  Solar Now Provides Twice As Many Jobs As the Coal Industry, Co.Exist While the coal industry faces a sharp decline, solar power is growing at record levels — adding jobs at a rate 17 times faster than the overall workforce. The industry is also a more lucrative option for people without higher education. As […] The post Solar Trumps Coal When It Comes to Jobs, Cash Handouts Deter Crime in California and More appeared first on N…
03.24 / 03:12
nationswell.com
HERE COMES KEYSTONE: The White House is preparing to formally approve the Keystone XL pipeline, setting off another major political fight over one of the most contentious energy projects in recent history.A person familiar with the matter …
03.24 / 03:05
thehill.com
A close ally to President Trump in the House is urging him to reduce the United States’ international pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions to fight climate change.Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), who was an energy adviser and public ally for T…
03.24 / 03:05
thehill.com
The Interior Department is poised to become the first federal agency to allow dogs at work, according to a new report.Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced a trial run of the policy in an email to employees early Thursday, The Washington …
03.24 / 03:05
thehill.com
Guest: James Wilt of DeSmog Canada on why KeystoneXL may never happen; Plus: House GOP fails to hold 'ObamaCare' replacement vote, Senate Dems announce plan to filibuster stolen SCOTUS nomination... On today's BradCast, while the scheme to replace ObamaCare remains a disaster for Trump and Republicans in Congress, and as Dems begin to mount opposition to the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch, at least the President's hope of completing two massive oil pipelines is going well, right?…
03.24 / 01:40
dailykos.com
NASA missions to the surface of Europa, a nearby asteroid and the atmosphere above our own planet would be cut from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s portfolio under the White House budget proposal released Thursday. But one of JPL’s signature programs, the Mars 2020 mission to send a sam…
03.24 / 01:24
latimes.com
The Trump administration is planning to repeal former President Barack Obama’s landmark 2015 rule setting standards for hydraulic fracturing on federal land.Justice Department lawyers revealed the decision late Wednesday in a filing with the D…
03.23 / 23:53
itk.thehill.com
RIVERSIDE >> The California Air Resources Board voted to approve Southern California's smog clean-up plan during their meeting in Riverside on Thursday.Board officials said that low- and zero-polluting trucks are essential if the plan is to succeed.The Environmental Protection Agency needs to work expeditiously to develop standards for much cleaner trucks, and the air board will work with the Trump administration, a CARB staffer…
03.23 / 23:27
presstelegram.com
More than 500 organizations, businesses, health professionals, lawmakers, and community leaders from the Northeast, called on Governor LePage’s administration and other Northeast and Mid-Atlantic governors to strengthen the nation’s best regional climate and clean air program, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RG…
03.23 / 23:27
environmentmaine.org
Here’s a snapshot of the mission and history of the 19 independent agencies President Trump said he would stop funding entirely under his “budget blueprint.” Trump’s proposal also calls for deep cuts in other agencies and departments, including the Environmental Protection Agency and the State…
03.23 / 22:59
latimes.com
PETA supporters and college activists gathered near the university's campus to call on the school to end cruel muscular dystrophy experiments. The post Pack of ‘Golden Retrievers’ Protests Experiments on Dogs at Texas A&M appeared first on…
03.23 / 22:50
peta.org
As more people go vegan, the cruel egg industry is "scrambling" to create labels like "cage-free eggs" in order to attract more customers. The post How Are Hens Treated for ‘Cage-Free,’ ‘Free-Range,’ and ‘Organic’ Eggs? appeared first on…
03.23 / 22:50
peta.org